The holidays are just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious yule log cake? Using a Nordic Ware Yule Log Pan, you can create a beautiful and festive dessert that is sure to impress your family and friends. This recipe is easy to follow and will result in a moist and flavorful cake that is perfect for any holiday gathering.
– 1 cup all-purpose flour – 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 4 eggs – 1 cup granulated sugar – 1/4 cup vegetable oil – 1/4 cup whole milk – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. 4. Add the vegetable oil, whole milk, and vanilla extract to the egg mixture and beat until well combined. 5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. 6. Pour the batter into a greased Nordic Ware Yule Log Pan and smooth out the top. 7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. 8. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. 9. Once the cake has cooled, use a serrated knife to carefully trim the edges to create a smooth surface. 10. Roll the cake up tightly, starting at the short end, using a piece of parchment paper to help guide the rolling. 11. Place the rolled cake seam-side down on a serving platter.
– Serving Size: 1 slice – Calories: 190 – Fat: 7g – Carbohydrates: 30g – Protein: 4g
– Prep Time: 20 minutes – Cook Time: 20-25 minutes – Total Time: 45 minutes
– Nordic Ware Yule Log Pan – Medium bowl – Large bowl – Electric mixer – Wire rack – Serrated knife
– Dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar or cocoa powder. – Garnish with fresh berries or whipped cream. – Serve with a side of hot cocoa or coffee.
– For a chocolate peppermint yule log, add 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the batter and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top of the finished cake. – For a mocha yule log, mix 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules with 1 tablespoon of hot water and add to the batter before baking.
– You can substitute vegetable oil with melted butter or coconut oil. – You can use almond milk or soy milk instead of whole milk.
– Store the yule log cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. – You can also freeze the cake for up to 1 month. Thaw at room temperature before serving.
– Make sure to grease your Nordic Ware Yule Log Pan well to prevent sticking. – When rolling the cake, use a piece of parchment paper to help guide the rolling and prevent the cake from cracking.
– This recipe yields one 10-inch yule log cake.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a yule log cake?
A yule log cake, also known as a bûche de Noël, is a traditional French dessert that is typically served during the holiday season. It is made to look like a log by rolling a sponge cake into a cylinder shape and frosting it to resemble bark.
What is a Nordic Ware Yule Log Pan?
A Nordic Ware Yule Log Pan is a specially designed pan that is used to make yule log cakes. It is made of heavy-duty cast aluminum and has a non-stick coating for easy release.
Can I make this recipe without a Nordic Ware Yule Log Pan?
Yes, you can use a jelly roll pan or a rimmed baking sheet instead. However, you will need to adjust the baking time accordingly.
This Nordic Ware Yule Log Pan recipe is a festive and delicious dessert that is perfect for the holiday season. The cake is moist and chocolatey, and the rolled shape makes for a beautiful presentation. I love how easy this recipe is to follow, and the fact that it yields such impressive results. I highly recommend giving this recipe a try for your next holiday gathering!